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on an airline in honolulu and flew to washington, d.c., and lands at dulles and actually gets an audience, let's say, peter king, or dianne feinstein. how do we think he would have been received if he had a private audience? we have seen how they reacted, they spin the truth, he would have been buried and we would have never known the truth. >> i know you haven't been in direct contact with your son, but what do you know about his condition right now? >> i'll say that having spoken with his russian attorney, he said he's safe. he obviously is exhausted. but he's now needing a period of time where he can recoup his energy level and reflect on what he wishes to do going forward. that's from his attorney. we hope to meet with him very soon, with edward in the next weeks. >> good luck. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> and the chairs of the foreign affairs committee, robert menendez, democrat, and republican congressman ed royce, the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee. senator, let me begin with you, you heard this from lon snowden, and his attorney, they don't believe that ed
anniversary of a water shed moment in our nation's history, here is a picture now from washington, dc, and you can see oprah is speaking at this very moment and it is raining because you can see the umbrellas. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first bla
primed. an attack on syria seems more imminent. a report from washington with the latest. >>> and markets are taking notice of what's happening in syria. how uncertainty is starting to affect your money. >>> the man who electrified a nation with a speech 50 years ago today. >>> finish line drama. more proof that the race is never over until it's over. >>> and good wednesday morning. the crisis in syria, heating up. triggering what's increasingly appearing to be an imminent u.s. response. >> as the u.s. considers its military options, with each passing day, it looks more and more like a u.s. strike against the syrian government. it's just a matter of time. abc's devin dwyer has the latest from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: that's right. president obama's national security team met at the white house last night to discuss syria. the president has decided to take action. the only question, now, is how. this morning, the white house has absolute certainty that syria's bashar al assad poisoned his own people. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemic
. >>> to washington d -- dc here is what the capitol looks leak bathed in light with no one around. quite different from 10 hours ago. a bell tolled at exactly 3:00 eastern time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and martin luther king, junior's legendary "i have a dream" speech. tens of thousands of people converge owed the capitol to take part. president obama celebrated people who work every day to keep king's dream alive. >> everyone who realizes the glorious patriots knew on that day that change does not come from washington, but to washington. change has always been built on our willingness. we, the people who take on the citizenship, you are marching. >> martin luther king, junior's granddaughter stole the show today. yolanda kept her cool as the president took a moment to talk with her. before that she helped ring the bell that you just havered -- you just heard a moment ago. >>> from 50 years ago in washington to more than 70 years ago in the bay area, take a look at what some of our abc7 news viewers found in the wall of their home as they were undergoing a con
in washington. starts right now. >>> good morning, george is off today. we're reporting from a region on the brink, and all eyes are on syria, where an apparent chemical weapons attack could lead to american military action. here in cairo, we're just 100 miles from the mediterranean sea where u.s. warships are now at the ready. this morning, officials tell abc news that u.s. navy destroyers now in the mediterranean could be used to carry out limited military strikes. cruise missile strikes, designed to deter or prevent another chemical attack by the assad regime. if this week's suspected attack is verified. >> this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. that starts getting to some core national interest that the united states has. >> president obama has so far been unwilling to militarily intervene in syria, despite the deaths of more than 100,000 people and a vow he made more than one year ago. >> that's a red line for us. and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front. >> with that line possibly crossed, senator john mccain
is facing condemnation here in the u.s., as well. tahman bradley is joining us from washington with more. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, diana and gio. the muslim brotherhood is calling for a friday of anger today, stoking fears of more bloodshed. the international community is worried that the crisis in egypt is worsening. cairo is poised to erupt again today. the muslim brotherhood, which supports ousted president mohamed morsi, has called for mass protest marches after friday prayers. the ruling military will be waiting. egypt's interior minister authorized the use of deadly force against demonstrators who target police or state buildings. the country remains in a state of emergency, after wednesday's bloody crackdown on pro-morsi supporters. the government now says more than 600 people were killed. >> you can't kill your own people. and get away with it. >> reporter: egypt's christians are pleading for help. they say a number of churches have come under attacks of people accusing them of siding with the military. one woman says her church was doused in gasoline. >>
with a lawsuit claiming trump university is making false promise autos remembering the march on washington. nearly 50 years later two residents share stories and yes honey? dad told me that cheerios is good for your heart, is that true? says here that cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart healthy. [ dad ] jan? ♪ >>> secretary of state kerry delivered the obama administration's sharpest condemnation yet to last week's apparent chemical attack in syria, blaming the assad regime for at tack saying the administration will hold the syrian government accountable. syria rejected the regime's denial of responsibility. >> make no mistake. president obama believe there's must be a a.ktibility for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. nothing todz is more serious, nudging is receiving more serious scrutiny. >> kerry says the u.s. is now conferring with world leaders about a appropriate response. >>> a second teenager is in custody for the fatal beating of an 88-year-old world war ii veteran. h
in the united states. >> also, celebrating the beginning of a dream: live in washington, dc, making a milestone in the fight for civi >> covering novato,," sunnyvale and all bay area this is abc7 news. >> today is the 50th anniversary of a watershed moment in our in addition's history. in 1963 a march and a speech by dr. martin luther king jr. led to a quantum leap in civil rights. we are joined from the lincoln memorial in washington, dc, with dead's commemoration. >> today is about the past and the fight. thousands will come here to honor the freedom marchers who stood at the very spot 50 years ago today and will hear a message of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama s
on washington teaches us that we are not trapped by the mistakes of history. that we are masters of our fate. but it also teaches us that the promise of this nation will only be kept when we work together. >> the numbers were much smaller, an estimated 30,000 compared to the record quarter million who gathered 50 years ago for one of the most important speeches in american history. >> we can never be satisfied as long as our children are ripped of their self-hood and dignity, by signs that state "whites only". >> most politicians stayed away. not this time. >> martin luther king jr. urged his crowd not to drink from the cup of bitterness, but to reach across the racial divide because he said, we cannot walk alone. their destiny is tied up with our destiny, they freedom is bound to our freedom. >> and i think we all know how dr. king would have reacted to have more than 835,000 african american men in prison, five times as many as when i left office. and with one third of all african american males being destined to be in prison in their lifetimes. >> reporter: the stories of ordinary people
overnight hours into tomorrow we'll see showers into oregon and washington state. little change in our condition around the bay tomorrow, moving on to the area of rim fire, groveland rim fire forecast i should say, calls for sunny skies tomorrow. afternoon thunderstorm. warm down in the valley with highs about 95 degrees and cooler in high country. getting back to the bay area overnight tonight areas of low clouds and fog inland. south bay highs into 80s. 87 emergencian hill, temperatures up to 80 in redwood city. and mid to upper 60s on the coast. mid-80s in the north bay valleys from sonoma. eeflt bay highs 74 oakland. inland east bay highs upper 80s to near 90. here is the accu-weather forecast. warm again friday. warmer low 90s inland. temperatures tapering off saturday, sunday, monday. despite the drp will be a pleasant and mild weejd dr-weekend. >> coming up next more on the soon to open new bay bridge. >> and how it is becoming a shhhhh! in our day, we didn't have u-verse high speed internet. yeah, our babysitter didn't have a million ways to serve mom up on a silver platter. we
honoring the the on washington, dc. there is a high profile guest list for the event. >> good morning at 6:00 on wednesday. mike nicco is here with a look at the forecast. still tracking fog, minor improvement in napa and half mile in santa rosa and the rest of us have a low ceiling this morning, and flight arrival delays are likely. we will watch it. the next 12 hours around the bay are foggy and misty and a cooler 72 at 4:00 and the clouds return at 7:00 and 68. the day planner is foggy up north and 58 and mild and sunny and 77 by noon and 85, a couple of degrees cooler than yesterday and a pleasant evening in the low-to-mid 70's and fog at the coast and mid-50's and partly sunny, low-to-mid 60's at the beaches this afternoon. we have a stalled vehicle on the span of the golden gate bridge but everyone is moving fine from marin county to san francisco. not a bad drive out there as we take you to san jose we have a report of a crash involving a car versus a bicyclist southbound 101 at the actually road off-ramp and it is looking stop-and-go north of 280 and 680, and the golden gate bridge
city, that fire threatening power and water. remember the dream. tonight the march to washington 50 years after the reverend martin luther king made that dream first. how his "i have a dream" speech is being kept alive. and an american voice silenced. ♪ you're no good, baby you're no good ♪ >> singer linda rostadt revealed, the condition that has stolen her voice. >>> good evening, great to have you with us on a saturday night. we begin with that growing urgency over syria. american warships being repositioned, what is coming next? president obama in a rare white house meeting with his national security advisors today. this prompted the meeting. growing proof that chemical weapons might have been used to kill more than 1,000 in syria, among them so many children. tonight volunteers, doctors without borders, inside syria, treating patients. now revealing the symptoms they are treating. saying more than 3,000 patients were rushed in with what they call neurotoxin symptoms, similar to what you'd see in a chemical attack. more than 300 people they say died. >>> tonight here three ur
chemical attack in syria as washington moves one step closer to military action. we are live with the latest. >>> growing concerns. a raging wildfire shows no signs of slowing down this california, and it could soon start affecting the water supply of an entire city. >>> hit-and-run on the racetrack. a driver takes out the pit crew costing him the race. who is really to blame? >>> the reunion, the performances and the outfits. we have the good, the bad and the ugly, the very ugly, on the mtv video music awards. ♪ >>> good morning, everyone. we begin with the mounting crisis in syria pushing the u.s. one step closer to military action. >> as the u.n. weapons inspections team today heads to the site of an apparent chemical weapons attack, last week the u.s. was considering its military options. abc's devin dwyer has the very, and he has latest from washington. >> reporter: good morning, diana and john. that's right, u.s. officials are in the midst of urgent consultations over syria. there is a growing consensus something has to be done. as for when, one official told abc news
. >> and two people joined martin luther king march on washington 50 years ago an >>> here we go. count don to opening of the new bay bridge down to eight days opening a week from tomorrow. tonight caltrans and patrol put in the finishing touches on plans for the closure of the old bridge you know transition will require a five-day shut down starting just more than 48 hours from now. wednesday, at 8:00 p.m. through tuesday, 5:00 a.m. abc 7 news is live tonight. is everything set at this point? where do we stand? >> well... actually, the officials tell us that the work over the weekend is going put 2500 cement trucks on the road but... plans surrounding other elements are far less concrete. when the original bay bridge opened then governor frank mariam cut the chain with a blow torch who. will it be this time? >> back to the origin, folks members of the engineering panel. many of them are now elderly. >> the time is set, 3:00 p.m. monday. the governor's office says he won't be here. but the mtc says anything is possible. >> i'd yaft governor has been approached. as sit so often the case my g
. it has already received more than $2 million -- more than 2 million views. >>> to washington d -- dc here is what the capitol looks leak bathed in light with no one around. quite different from 10 hours ago. a bell tolled at exactly 3:00 eastern time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and martin luther king, junior's legendary "i have a dream" speech. tens of thousands of people converge owed the capitol to take part. president obamad people who work every day to keep king's dream alive. >> everyone whozes the realizese glorious patriots knew on that day that change does not come from washington, but to washington. change has always been built on our willingness. we, the people who take on the citizenship, you are marching. >> martin luther king, junior's granddaughter stole the show today. yolanda kept her cool as the president took a moment to talk with her. before that she helped ring the bell that you just havered -- you just heard a moment ago. >>> from 50 years ago in washington to more than 70 years ago in the bay area, take a look at what some of our ab
, abc news, washington. >> we'll, of course, stay on top of that story and bring you any developments. >>> and another scene we've been watching overnight, a fast-moving wildfire that's threatened hundreds of homes in southern california. the fire started in cleveland national forest and grew quickly, as temperatures neared 100 degrees. residents in the town of lake elsinore were forced to leave as ash rained down on their homes and entire neighborhoods were enveloped in smoke. a dc-10 was called in to drop fire retardant. but there is good news. some residents have now been able to go back home as crews are making progress. >>> more news breaking overnight. air travelers could face delays this morning after a global ticketing system crash. the sabre system is used by hundreds of airlines at more than 100 airports around the world. among the u.s. airlines affected are jetblue, american and alaska air. sabre says its system is slowly being returned to service. >>> breaking news in the middle east. two suspected al qaeda members have been arrested at the airport in cairo, egypt. authori
government and morsi supporters. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> same-sex marriages will continue in california. that's after the supreme court denied a last ditch appeal of supporters of proposition 8. in june as you know the u.s. supreme court cleared the way for same-sex marriage to resume in california. opponents said the ruling should apply only to the two couples who actually took the case to the high court. >>> san francisco's board of appeals handed a small victory to a men's clothing store trying to open in the mission district. neighbors and merchants say jack spade is a national chain with 11 or more stores across the u.s. san francisco law requires special hearings before chains can open in certain neighborhoods and that includes part of the intermission where a permit has been approved for a jack spade store. >> this area is like a wildlife preserve. it is designated a safe zone for small business. >> looking forward to it. i think it will improve the block. i can't wait. >> jack spade claims it is a small independent retailer even though it is owned by liz claiborne.
up, new arrival. >> we get our first look at the latest attract at the national zoo in washington, dc. >> we will take you back to washington, dc, where president obama is getting set to hand the nation's highest military on, the medal of honor, to staff sergeant ty carter, antioch native >> the governor is meeting with firefighters at the base camp in tuolumne camp and being briefed by a state and federal fire and emergency official, the rim fire having reached 150,000 acres, roughly the size of the city chicago. it is only 15 percent contained. >> we will switch gears and let you have a look at the newest addition at the national zoo in washington, dc. >> the smithsonian which runs the zoo provides this picture of the cub which received a clean bill of health. the panda weighs 4.5 ounces. >> doesn't look like a panda yet but the fur will grow in the next few months. >> thanks for join us. [cheers and applause] >> hello, everybody, and welcome to millionaire. a big thank you to my hunky oscar escort, anders. it is millionaire's "countdown to the oscars" week, and we have gone truly h
in celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. the trio will join president obama and former presidents bill clinton and majority, tomorrow at the tribute at the lincoln memorial. the let freedom ring commemoration remembers dr. dr. martin luther king jr. i have a dream speech with musical performances. >> in san francisco, plain clothe police will wear cameras during property certain. the project comes after questionable drug raids at residential hotels in 2011. the prosecution dropped dozens of cases after footage from the hotel security prompted allegations the officers lied of the circumstances of drug searches and arrests. police were also accused of stealing from suspects. the cameras will be warn on their chest. >> oakland police, the c.h.p., and the coast guard and other bay area agencies have joined forces to clean out the oakland estuary. dozens of officers gathered at jack london square boarding boats and will patrol the waters looking for abandoned or illegal boats and anything el in the estuary they deem "dangerous." >> mike nicco is ahead with the for
. >> 50 years ago today that thousands of activists marched on washington and heard martin luther king's i have a dream teach which are commemorated today in the nation's capitol. in 1963 hundreds of thousands descended peacefully on washington to hear king's movie famous speech, the refrain "let freedom ring" will be observed by the ringing of bells at noon, our time. >> perhaps by then the mist and the clouds we have this morning will have dissipated with us this morning. right? >> especially around the bay bridge. we will check with mike for a look at the forecast. >> you drove up into the clouds and ran into the mist. temperatures this morning because of the clouds are up compared to yesterday from one degree in oakland and san francisco and mountain view to five in san jose and santa rosa. we will look at the temperatures, we have 61 if san francisco, and san carlos and oakland and mountain view and live moore and 60 in concord and hayward. 63 in santa rosa and san jose and 65 in antioch, and the north bay and 9 coast are coolest. the next 12 hours we will have mist and fog through 7:
in the cross hairs. >>> now to washington. where today president obama called out the president of russia about the olympics and gay rights and a lot more. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl was there. >> reporter: the president talked for the first time about canceling his meeting next month with russian president vladimir putin, saying that despite the tension, they have a decent personal relationship. >> i know the press likes to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. but the truth is, is that when we're in conversations together, oftentimes, it's very productive. >> reporter: the president said he is offended by russia's new anti-gay law, where foreigners could go to jail, for quote, promoting homosexuality, but when it comes to the upcoming winter olympics in russia -- >> i do no think it's appropriate to boycott the olympics. one of the things i'm really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold, the silver, or the bronze. which i think would go a long way in
're in washington with the latest. >>> back to class where a gunman opened fire. as the wild 911 call to police. >> i'm in the front office. ooh, he just went outside and started shooting. >> this morning, a new look at what was happening amid that chaos. >>> water and trees swallowed into a slurry. dramatic video showing the furious force of nature. >>> and these sunbathers get quite the surprise when something strange comes ashore. >>> good morning thursday morning. we begin with the threat of more political turmoil in egypt. >> the country's hard line former leader, hosni mubarak, is expected to sun walk free from his prison. his release could re-ignite anger, which is just beginning to frad. abc's preeti arla is joining us this morning from washington. good morning, preeti. >> reporter: he is expected to be placed under house arrest. the situation could add fuel to the fire in a country seemingly on the brink of civil war. the death toll in egypt is staggering. now, fear of more tension. after two years in jail, waiting for a retrial, ex-president, hosni mubarak could walk out of jail as ea
, including women and children of this newest attack. this evening that disturbing headline from washington about what we could be looking at now. u.n. weapons inspectors are on the ground facing huge hurdles trying to determine if chemical weapons were, in fact, accused. abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz is in the region for us tonight. >> reporter: it's a terrible and urgent task. tonight the u.s. and u.n. racing to find out whether chemical weapons killed these men, women and children and just how many died. today a shocking new number from opposition groups revealed in washington. >> the most recent estimates we've seen range from 1,000 to 1800 which is obviously a broad range. >> reporter: the assad regime says the claims that it carried out a chemical attack are baseless. but the world is reacting swiftly and forcefully. as u.n. investigators beg for access to the site, the evidence may be quickly dissipating. david, tonight president obama has directed the intelligence community to do everything possible to find additional information about this suspected attack
of strength left. and for firefighters, a long road ahead. preeti arla, abc news, washington. >>> now, to the growing international pressure on syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons. the u.n. is urging that its inspectors be allowed into the damascus neighborhood where this attack took place allegedly. the security council meets here in new york today to consider further actions. the state department says the death toll from the attack could be in the hundreds. >>> the threat of more political violence hangs over egypt, with the muslim brotherhood calling for a day of protest. this follows a release from prison yesterday of former president hosni mubarak. the 85-year-old is being held under house arrest at a hospital. and here at home, hundreds rallied in front of the white house, demanding that president obama take action to protect egyptians. >>> some frightening comments from outgoing fbi director robert mueller about the current threats faced by the u.s. in an interview with abc's pierre thomas, he says bombs on airplanes and terrorists using biological and chemical weapo
. >> but abc's david kerley found $1 million wasted in a single closet in west virginia on the washington watch dog beat. [ modem handshaking ] >> reporter: speed, we crave it on the internet. a fast connection. we need it to remain competitive in a global economy says the president. >> to harness the full power of the internet. that means faster and more widely available broadband. >> reporter: the to spread broadband the government came up with $7 billion and thousands of communities have been hooked up. but take a look at this -- these boxes stacked up in a west virginia closet are blazing fast, high speed routers, you paid for them $20,000 each. they're unused. the state bought too many and the wrong ones. $1.25 million in this closet gathering dust for nearly three years now. enough for a year's pay for 30 teachers. that's not all. congressional investigators questioned other spending asking if up to $230 million was wasted. >> the people's dollars that we are dealing with. none of it should be wasted. in this case, it's obscene. >> reporter: in west virginia alone, $14 million wasted acco
're trying to achieve. >> martha raddatz standing watch in washington. what about the syrian response tonight? abc's terry moran in the region for that. >> reporter: in damascus today, even as u.s. leaders made their case for an attack, the civil war didn't stop. it didn't even pause. government artillery pounding away at rebel positions. the shelling hindered u.n. inspectors as they concluded their investigation. elsewhere, people just went on with their lives. the lucky ones in cafes, others lining up for bread. but in the palace and the parliament, president bashar al assad and his government remain defiant, and well-fed. "syria won't surrender," declared the speaker of parliament. and now, another atrocity. >> what happened here almost defies words. >> reporter: the bbc's ian pannell reported from the scene of what appeared to be an incendiary bomb attack, allegedly carried out by a syrian air force jet on a school. >> they arrived like the walking dead. we don't know for sure what was in the bomb but the injuries and debris suggest something like napalm or thermite. >> reporter: the sh
not have to be taken to the hospital. >>> happening today, there will be rallies in washington d.c. to commemorate the 50th anniversary on the march on washington. take a live look at washington d.c. right now where some of today's event -- we don't have a live shot. i apologize. events today are scheduled to get underway within the hour. the march on washington is where dr. martin luther king, jr. delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech. it raises information about poverty, unemployment and other social issues. the four year anniversary of the march is wednesday. the bay area will have several events commemorating the march today. in san rose the naacp is holding a short meeting followed by a one-mile march. begins at 9:00 at st. james park. oakland the bay area black worker center is sponsoring a rally at 1:00 on webster street. in san francisco an lbgt coalition is holding a meeting on city hall. it will pay respect to a gay rights leader. >>> there is a toxic backs attack on civilians and people in syria has gone vial. allen wong has the story. >> about 100 members of th
. recapturing the magic of the march on washington. and a move for the big game. the stadium controversy that has some bay area bay bridge closure. the bridge will close in just four days, late wednesday, august 28th. the closure will last up to five full days over the long labor day holiday. the bridge with its new eastern span will re-open by tuesday, september 3rd, the day after labor day. ac transit is offering bus service to some bart stations during the closure. bart will be operating trains around the clock. san francisco bay ferry is expanding its schedule. if you have to drive during the shutdown download the traffic app. you can find details on abc7news.com. >>> to help move along traffic on the bay bridge a toll lane is being converted to fast track. this is a live look at the toll plaza where the three farthest right happened lanes are closed this weekend. the toll lane closure runs through five monday morning. and you can take a look. there is a big slow down on the upper deck of the bay bridge as the cars head into san francisco. thousands gathered in washington, d.c. today
right now. and following in the footsteps of history. recapturing the magic of the march on washington. and a move for the big game. the stadium controversy that has some bay area bay bridge closure. the bridge will close in just four days, late wednesday, august 28th. the closure will last up to five full days over the long labor day holiday. the bridge with its new eastern span will re-open by tuesday, september 3rd, the day after labor day. ac transit is offering bus service to some bart stations during the closure. bart will be operating trains around the clock. san francisco bay ferry is expanding its schedule. if you have to drive during the shutdown download the traffic app. you can find details on abc7news.com. >>> to help move along traffic on the bay bridge a toll lane is being converted to fast track. this is a live look at the toll plaza where the three farthest right happened lanes are closed this weekend. the toll lane closure runs through five monday morning. and you can take a look. there is a big slow down on the upper deck of the bay bridge as the cars head into san f
of a similar one planned for the bay area. >> panda caretakers at washington national zoo will try again today to get a close-up look at the tiny new resident, a day old panda cub. you see the birth in this video provided by the zoo. zookeepers need to do a health check t takes only a few minutes, but mamma panda hasn't given them an opportunity to take her cub, which is about the size of a stick of butter. once they do get a chance, caretakers will listen to the cub's heart and lungs, record its weight and collect a dna sample. >>> people ran for their lives during the first-ever great bull run held in the u.s. inspired by the spanish spectacle it was held yesterday at a drag racing strip in virginia. only one minor injury. that run is scheduled to be held here in the bay area next june, although there isn't a set location just yet. >>> a dazzling' sort meant of rare gems and minerals is on display this weekend in san francisco. the 59th annual san francisco gem and mineral society show continues today at the county fair building in golden gate park. the event showcases exhibits, educational
on the east coast, that's coming up next. and get ready, a similar one >> panda caretakers at washington national zoo will try again today to get a close-up look at the tiny new resident, a two-day old panda cub. you see the birth in this video provided by the zoo. zookeepers need to do a health check. it takes only a few minutes, but mamma panda hasn't given them an opportunity to take her cub, which is about the size of a stick of butter. caretakers want to listen to the cub's heart and lungs, take its weight, and select a dna sapp disturb collect a dna sample. >> people ran for their lives in the first-ever great bull run held in the u.s. yeah, it was inspired by the spanish spectacle. the race was held yesterday at a drag racing strip in virginia. just one minor injury to report. the run is scheduled to be held in the bay area next june, although there isn't other set location just yet. >> a dazzling assortment of rare gems and minerals is on display this weekend in san francisco. the annual gem and mineral society show begins today in golden gate park. the event showcases exhibits,
not going anywhere. a republican family feud takes off. >> washington politicians only care about bringing home the bacon. >> this is the king of bacon talking about bacon. >>> and the russian olympics on thin ice. all that ahead this sunday morning. >> announcer: from abc news, "this week with george stephanopoulos" starts now. >>> good morning. i'm martha raddatz. george has the morning off. it's great to have you with us. and we begin with breaking news as more than 20 embassies and consulates are closing around the world right now. and here at home, increased security measures are now in place. abc news has learned this morning that the intercepted communications that led to the alert indicate terrorists are planning an attack that is going to be big and, quote, strategically significant. yesterday the white house held an hour's long meeting, high-level meeting with the country's top national security officials to discuss the response to the threat, and we've just learned what went on at that meeting, so let's go straight to jon karl, who is at the white house, and, jon, it sounds like
looking to fly this weekend? reena ninan has been looking at this and joins us from washington. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. it's a threat coming from al qaeda's most dangerous affiliate. a group that's tried to attack the u.s. homeland four times. using the most innovative and sophisticated ieds. it doesn't specify a target or a country, making it all the more worrying for travelers. it's a new travel warning coming at the height of the busy summer travel season. a threat, officials say, comes from al qaeda leadership in yemen. >> we can say with some measure of confidence that it's al qaeda-linked. attempting, obviously, to focus its attacks in the united states, u.s. interests, u.s. personnel. >> reporter: after amman al zawahiri, in a taped message, encourages attacks in the middle east. a worldwide travel alert issued friday, cautions americans traveling abroad, of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist inf infrastructure. >> i feel like they're not telling us the complete truth. a halfway truth. i try to put it behind
washington and mark wahlberg teamed up to claim the top spot. the pair star in "2 guns" based on a graphic novel about an undercover operation against drug traffickers. the movie made $27 million this weekend. the wolverine came in second, with 21 million. "smurfs 2" debuted in third, 18 million. "the conjuring" came in fourth to help it top 100 million, which is he can rebel for a horror movie. "despicable me" rounding out the top spots. >> i'll see denzel in anything. he -- and mark wallberg is a great actor. i'm ama daetz, for mike shumann, lisa argen, leigh glaser, who is off, thank you for joining us. we're back at 9:00 and 11:00. we'll leave you with a live look outside. see you tonight at 11:00. >> right now, denzel washington and mark wahlberg on the run. >> lots of laughs, lots of action. >> this movie touches on the definition of family to each person. >> hollywood do-gooders honored. kid feel like an -- a lazy because i do not do half of this. >> i have a hot potato situation but it gets the job done. >> on the right carpet, now. welcome to on the red carpet on the set of abc fa
. >> washington, dc, is ordering the evacuation situation of embassy in yemen this morning over fears that al-qaeda could carry out a terrorist attack. the state department is warning all americans to leave the country immediately. the united states intercepted a emergency by al-qaeda of a plan to use vehicle bombs to attack the embassy. officials say other american and western facilities could be targeted. law enforcement officials in the united states remain on high alert and are keeping a close eye on airports and other transportation hubs. >> a rally is held in san jose demanding justice for florida teenager trayvon martin. activists are asking for civil rights charges against george zimmerman acquitted in the killing. the rally will demand justice for the people that are called "victims of a broken justice system." demonstrators calling for an end to gang injunctions, police brutality, and racial profiling. today's rally starts at 4:00 this afternoon at san jose city hall. authors in berkeley tell protesters occupying a historic post office they must vacate or face arrest. a dozen police
level. abc's martha raddatz has the very latest now from washington. martha, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, josh. this was a dramatic overnight operation under high security. almost all u.s. personnel loaded onto an air force c-17 to fly them to safety. the ambassador himself is already in washington and will not likely be returning any time soon. this plot leads to the highest levels of al qaeda and the man who was once bin laden's closest associate. a senior u.s. official tells abc news that it was ayman al zawahiri from somewhere in pakistan who directed al wuhayshi, the head of yemen's al qaeda to carry out an attack with significance. u.s. intelligence intercepted the communication between the two men, which prompted the closure of embassies throughout the mideast, africa and south asia. >> this group is fairly ingenious, fairly bold and eager to cause damage. >> reporter: the initial target is believed to be the u.s. embassy in yemen. and this morning, this is why the state department has ordered the evacuation of all non-emergency personnel from yemen beca
expanded amber alerts to oregon and washington as they search for a man suspected of kidnapping 1-year-old hannah anderson and killer her mother and possibly her 8-year-old brother. james dimaggio could be traveling to can ask with anderson. he had a "crush" on her. the alert was extended to the pacific northwest after a car of his script was seen driving in northern california and investigators say the body of the children's mother was found sunday evening in a burned out home own by dimaggio. >> prepares and family of a missing oakland woman fear foul play could be involved. the 50-year-old sandra coke vanished after leaving her home to meet with someone who promised to gived to her information on her stolen dog. some think her disappearance could be helpd to her dog. she was offering $1,000 reward for the pet's return. friends think the lure of money may have led to something sinister. >> she has a lot of friends in the neighborhood. this is very strange. very strange. i know it. >> there is a theory that her disappearance could have something to do we are her internet dating. oakla
say they are prepared to negotiate through the weekend. >> developing news from washington state, there has been a siting of car wanted in connection with two deaths and a child abduction in southern california. authorities believe that james dimaggio could be traveling to canada with 15-year-old hannah anderson, a friend says that the 40-year-old man told hannah he had a "crush" on her and authorities have expanded amber alerts to oregon and washington and a driver reported seeing a car matching the blue nissan 40 miles northwest of seattle and there were sightings yesterday in oregon and california. the bodies of her mother and an unidentified child were found sunday evening in a burned out hoax owned by dimaggio. the second body could be that of hannah's 8-year-old brother. >> fremont police are asking for your help to track down a driver who injured a bicyclist and drove off. the bicyclist was unconscious with life-threatening injuries when struck in the bicycle lane on fremont boulevard near old warm springs boulevard. witnesses saw a dark-colored 1995 toyota possibly a camr
covers california, oregon, washington, and nevada. investigators say they have had several reports of his blue nissan. >> a dozen victims of the asiana flight 214 have filed a new lawsuit against both the airline and boeing the maker of the 777 that crashed at sfo. abc7 news reporter spoke with one of the tomorrows. >> by then it is too late. >>the attorney says the lawsuit is the most extensive and detailed explanation of what led up to the crash. >> we have poor training, resource management you have inattention by the pilots and you have inadequate and ineffective warning systems. >> the complaint states that boeing should have updated the 777 with an oral command warning like it did to 737's after a flight crashed under similar circumstances in 2009. >> an oral command is one where words are used, low speed, which immediately captures the attention of the pilot that is in control. >> the suit claims that boeing's planes had faulty auto throttle control system and a retired captain says today's technology is use will but a pilot's first responsibility is the safety of the passengers,
. it was not his first crash. in 2009, he and his mother were rescued from a washington state river, after the plane he was piloting had engine trouble. what caused his plane to crash on friday, roughly a mile before the runway remains a mystery. just two minutes before the crash, he told air traffic controllers that despite the weather, he had the runway in sight. >> are you going to be able to main tan visual contact with the airport? >> 622 is in visual contact now. >> reporter: moments later, the cockpit of his twin-engine plane was in flames. now that all of the bodies have been recovered, investigators are returning to the scene behind me this morning to try to figure out how and why this happened. bianna? >> devastation for that mother who lost two of her children. our thanks to you. >>> we're going to learn to a major development this morning in the intense, all-out manhunt for a san diego murder suspect and the teenage girl he's believed to have kidnapped. his car was found in a remote location in idaho. now, the two were spotted by a man on horseback. abc's clayton sandell is in
howard taft and george washington your winner. nats opening it up and lines one off bumgarner. sandoval gets the out, but desmond scores and the nats are up. after an hour and 17-minute rain delay the giants breakthrough with posey and a chopper under the glove of desmond. it is tied at one. in the 6th though and here it comes and there it goes. la roche launching one out. washington wins their fourth in a row, 4-2 the final. alex smith will see aldon smith and he hopes it is just in the pre game and not just in the back field during the real game when the 49ers visit kansas city in pre-season action. smith, alex, doesn't figure to play a lot because this is pre-season. alex versus the niners will be intriguing. they will not face each other in the regular season. smith lost his job to kaepernick last year, but he says she looking forward and not back. >> he is one of the guys i have played with for awhile, but it is the pre-season game. in is just on the -- this is just another step the last couple years. obviously we disagreed. you move on from it. >> two days after winning his first
. this is presidential carnage. will injured -- william howard taft and george washington your winner. nats opening it up and lines one off bumgarner. sandoval gets the out, but desmond scores and the nats are up. after an hour and 17-minute rain delay the giants breakthrough with posey and a chopper under the glove of desmond. it is tiin the. in the 6th though and here it comes and there it goes. la roche launching one out. washington wins their fourth in a row, 4-2 the final. alex smith will see aldon smith and he hopes it is just in the pre game and not just in the back field during the real game when the 49ers visit kansas city in pre-season action. smith, alex, doesn't figure to play a lot because this is pre-season. alex versus the niners will be intriguing. they will not face each other in the regular season. smith lost his job to kaepernick last year, but he says she looking forward and not back. >> he is one of the guys i have played with for awhile, but it is the pre-season game. in is just on the -- this is just another step the last couple years. obviously we disagreed. you move on from it. >
in washington, get a dog. according to legend, that was president harry truman's take on things in the nation's capitol. and today, we can't help wondering if president obama is feeling a little down about the trouble he continues to have with congress. and the first family has announced a new dog for the white house, her name is sunny, a portugese water dog, just like the first dog. the first lady said he didn't have enough dog interaction, but didn't mention the president was looking for a new pal. as for what sunny can expect, it is a good life. sometimes the press can get first pets down. remember when george bush's dog let this reporter know just what he thought of that question. but one thing is constant. every u.s. president has had at least one pet. because when a person is a friend, he knows who he can count on. the first president practically had a zoo, yes, george washington was the proud owner of many stallions, even a parrot, in addition to several dogs. welcome, sunny, may you spread some cheer. we can hope. thank you for watching "nightline," as always, we're on line at abcnews
southbound 880 washington, various lanes are closed for an hour and a half and the peninsula, 280, edgewood to 92, various lane are closed and that is a wonderful commute with no slowing through that area. westbound 580 through livermore area, road work continues. and the bay bridge toll plaza looks good into san francisco on the upper deck moving at the element with no delays. >> thank you very much. next, the pit bull that malled a bay was supposed to be put down. why it is still alive this morning. >> yahoo stages a comeback and what they did that they have not been able to do this two years. >> good morning, topping "america's money," traders hope today wall street will end the losing streak after the 6th straight day in the red shedding 100 points and slipped 4.5 percent from the record high on august 2. there is a surprising new survey of what happens to wedding gifts you give: 82 percent admit to selling some of the >> covering novato, oakland, sunnyvale and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> at 4:41 we look at the roof camera and you can see the ferry building to the left with
. that panda palooza, we're talking about. party time at washington's national zoo. a cuddly cub has been born. we have pictures and a big comeback story. >>> a national treasure, a wildfire at yosemite national park. thousands of people are being evacuated. and now, the governor of california has been forced to take an extreme measure. abc's neal karlinsky is right there in groveland, california. neal, good morning. >> reporter: dan, good morning. california's governor has declared a state of emergency, for the city of san francisco, 150 miles from here, because of the threat to the power and water supply. power and water lines for san francisco, apparently run right through here. and they are now in danger because of this fire. this morning, fire teams are grappling with a seemingly insurmountable challenge. >> get the top of the tree. >> reporter: to take on this massive wildfire, in steep, rugged terrain, before it reaches the heart of one of most's most press teen treasures. yosemite, with its waterfalls and famed peaks, like el capitan, are still open. and the landmarks remain untouched.
to be taken to the hospital. >> happening now, rallies are being held in washington d.c. to commemorate the 50th anniversary on the march on washington. >> you can see speakers taking turns at a podium and talking to the crowd. the march on washington is where dr. martin luther king, jr. delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech. today's rallies raise awareness to social issues. the four year anniversary of the march is wednesday. the bay area will have several events commemorating the march today. in san rose the naacp is holding a short meeting followed by a one-mile march. begins at 9:00 at st. james park. in oakland the bay area black worker center is sponsoring a rally at 1:00 on webster street. in san francisco an lbgt coalition is holding a meeting on city hall. it will pay tribute to openly civil rights gay leader mr. ruston. >> now on to a video that's gone viral. it appears to be a toxic chemical attack on civilians and people in syria. allen wong has the story. >> about 100 members of the syrian american council in san jose urged the u.s. to respond to what appears to be a toxic
. >> you, too. >> panda caretakers at washington national zoo will try again today to get a close-up look at the tiny new resident, a day old panda cub. actually two days old. you see the birth in this video provided by the zoo. zookeepers need to do a health check. it takes only a few minutes, but mamma panda hasn't given them an opportunity to take her cub, which is about the size of a stick of butter. caretakers want to listen to the cub's heart and lungs, take its weight, and select a dna sapp pell maybe later today. coming up, the space race. californians want to be the first to bring space travel. and how a >> welcome back, everyone. we are starting this half-hour with a quick look at the weather. here's meteorologist lisa argen. >> hi, carolyn. good morning to you. it is awfully gray here downtown san francisco with airport delays over an hour. the overcast right down on the bridge now. with some mist and drizzle being reported, you may need your wipers. with the cloud cover, it is mild. 65 san jose, 64 redwood city, 61 half moon bay thereof is a weak weather system that's providin
's chief global correspondent reports from washington. good even. >> reporter: this was a day the white house was trying to show transparency, declassifying documents about once secret nsa spying. that was immediately trumped by even more revelations of spying and an uncomfortable moment for the head of the national security agency. while national security secrets were leaking all over washington, general keith alexander was at a las vegas hackers convention facing down hecklers. >> we stand for freedom. >> reporter: the heckler took issue with that statement but the director fired back, saying congressional investigators have found no illegal activity by the nsa. >> that's not bull. those are facts. >> reporter: but today brought another blockbuster revelation, a still top secret nsa program leaked by edward snowden to a british newspaper that it says allows u.s. analysts to snoop on, quote, nearly everything a user does on the internet in real time. the guardian story provides a 32-page training guide, showing how the so called x key score program works, sucking up data from 150 sites
and a live report from washington. >>> courtroom drama. the man who held three women captive for a decade said he's no monster. one of the brave women stares him down with an emotional message. >>> lawmakers let their fists do the arguing. a brawl inside one country's parliament overnight. 14 and dancing dog. two pets in tandem. when their owner sings them a tune. >>> good friday morning, everyone. i'm tai hernandez, in for diana perez. >> i'm john muller. an ominous warning for u.s. interests overseas. >> the state department has ordered the closure sunday of all u.s. embassies and consulates across the muslim world, based on what officials are calling a credible threat. >> joining us now, with the very latest from washington, is abc's devin dwyer. good morning, devin. >> reporter: the decision to close these facilities shows just house confident the intelligence community is about the credibility of this threat, even though they don't yet know the exact target. a siren from the state department. american diplomatic outposts across the muslim world, now facing a specific and credible thr
the budget battle, impasse in washington, lawmakers are taking their summer break, five weeks of vacation. by this time last year, they sent 64 bills to the president but half were minor. this week the house and senate have passed only 26 bills for president obama to sign into law. >> talk about a mad dash, members of congress leaving the capital, grabbing their bags and heading home for five week vacation. gone and time to pass big pieces for the country. >> you work until you get it all done. >> vacationing in the nation's capital. some can't believe it. >> average workingman is two weeks of vacation. >> look at the calendar. once they return, the house will have just nine working days before the end of the budget year. senate just a few more. >> my goodness. list of important things that can be done in the congress is as long as my arm. >> the senate met only for 96 working days. they were out of session for 53 disdays. house worked 102 days. worry, we are headed to another fiscal cliff. we tried to talk to several members but none wanted to stop to talk about the paid five weeks total
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